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State of Things
11:10 am
Tue April 24, 2012

NC’s Amendment Decision

North Carolina voters have been asked to decide on a constitutional amendment to provide that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union recognized in the state. There's a lot of information and debate surrounding the ballot question and the implications of the amendment are fraught, but polls suggest many North Carolinians don't really know what it is or what it would do.

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State of Things
11:04 am
Tue April 24, 2012

What Every Girl Should Know

Playwright Monica Byrne's latest work tackles the Catholic Church, Margaret Sanger and women’s rights through the story of a group of adolescents learning about their bodies and the world.

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Politics & Government
6:10 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Amendment's Impact On Child Custody Debated

A proposed amendment to the North Carolina constitution would define marriage between one man and one woman as the only valid or recognized domestic legal union in the state. Opponents of the amendment claim its wording would put certain protections and benefits at risk for all unmarried couples and their children. Among them: child custody and visitation rights.

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Politics & Government
6:00 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Etheridge Promises Educational Change In Gubernatorial Campaign

Bob Etheridge
bobetheridgeforgovernor.com

There are three main Democratic candidates in the race to become North Carolina’s governor. Yesterday we heard from State House Representative Bill Faison, who says his priority is jobs. But the subject of today’s story is focused on education. Bob Etheridge is a former U.S. Congressman who also served as the state’s Superintendent of Public Instruction for seven years.

Jessica Jones: Bob Etheridge was born at home in Turkey, North Carolina, as the first of five children. He says neither his mother nor his father finished high school.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Testimony Underway in Edwards Trial

John Edwards, leaving the courthouse last Thursday, has been supported by daughter Cate during the proceedings.
Photo: Jeff Tiberii

The testimony of a former John Edwards aide is expected to continue today at the Federal Courthouse in Greensboro.

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State of Things
10:23 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Meet Brian Malow

www.sciencecomedian.com

Science is serious business, but Brian Malow has been making people laugh about it for years. Malow calls himself the world's “premier science comedian.”

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Politics & Government
6:10 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Amendment Opponents Say It Threatens Domestic Violence Protections

Opponents of a proposed amendment to the state constitution banning same-sex marriage and civil unions say the measure is written too broadly. Among the effects they claim it could have is the invalidation of domestic violence protections for unmarried couples. Amendment supporters call that a scare tactic.

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Politics & Government
6:00 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Faison Touts Job Plan In Gubernatorial Campaign

Bill Faison
billfaison.com

There are three main candidates vying to become the state’s Democratic nominee for governor. For the next three days, WUNC will profile each of those candidates seeking to hold the state’s highest office. Today we hear from Bill Faison, a state representative who’s a successful plaintiffs’ attorney.

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Politics & Government
5:30 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Opening Arguments in Edwards Trial

John Edwards
Jeff Tiberii

The final phase of jury selection as well as opening arguments are expected today in the John Edwards Trial.

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Sports
4:30 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Olympic Drama In Cary

The Olympic Table Tennis trials were held in Cary over the weekend. The sport’s premier event provided plenty of drama.

Dave DeWitt: Like every sport, table tennis has its quirks and traditions. What’s obvious right away to anyone new to the elite level of table tennis is, these athletes are loud. Each player has his or her own personal word or phrase they like to shout. For American Ariel Hsing, that word is “sa.” It must have worked, because Hsing won the first Olympic team slot.

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